I am SUCH a happy girl today! (doing my crazy, happy dance)
I finished my hooded cape last night! YIPPEE!!!!
I’m VERY pleased with how it turned out. The big wooden buttons on the side really finish it off well. I have also added a big button on the front, where the neckline separates, just to give it some support. I think it dresses it up nicely.
When I completed all the seaming and finishing, I put on the cape, and walked down the hall to show it to my hubby. His mouth dropped open, and he said, “Wow! That looks great!” I was so proud. It sure is nice to have a supportive husband for my crafting pursuits. He never complains about all the yarn I buy, and always takes an interest in whatever I’m making. How did I get so blessed?! (I wasn’t so lucky with my first husband.)
Now, I’ll be warm and comfy, wearing my cape at the fiber festival next weekend. Can’t wait! If you’ve never been to a fiber festival, you really should check one out. Just do a search on the internet for festivals in your area, and make plans to go. I go every year, and REALLY enjoy myself. Yarn, spinning wheels, sheep, angora rabbits, alpaca, llamas, and lots of knitters, crocheters, spinners and fiber artists. It’s a blast!
While I was working on my cape, I did come across one issue. The error happened at the center back section of the hood. After knitting a few rows, I noticed that the design was not matching up – everything was off by one stitch:
So, I decided to just make a correction, and live with the error on that one inch of fabric. Besides, it will be underneath the hood most of the time.
To fix my mistake, I did an increase at one end of that section, and a decrease at the other end. Now, everything is back in line again.
I’m not sure how the mistake happened. Maybe it’s the way the stitches are arranged when you finish knitting the back. Oh well….I’m living with the error just fine. My life continues, and I’m still smiling. We’ll just call that mistake a “design element”. Ha!!
Since I finished my cape, I decided to have my usual completion party. WOO HOO!!! I made myself a mug of hot cocoa, a nice cup of hot tea, with a cookie and some chocolates. My treat was very yummy, and my party was made complete by viewing some nice knitting magazines.
Do I know how to party like a knitter or WHAT?
Now, I’m ready to get started on the Bernat Star Afghan! Yay!!